Edna Stern

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Edna Stern (Hebrew: עדנה שטרן‎; born March 6, 1977 in Brussels) is a Belgian-Israeli pianist.[1][2]


She was born in Belgium,[3] and grew up in Israel.[1] She began to play piano at the age of six.[1][2] She studied piano under Viktor Derevianko and Natasha Tadson at the Rubin Academy of Music and Dance in Tel Aviv.[1]

Afterwards she studied at the Chapelle Royale Reine Elisabeth in Brussels, and studied with Martha Argerich.[1] In 1996 she moved to Basel, Switzerland, where she studied for four years as a student of Krystian Zimerman.[4] Later on she took part in masters courses in piano at the International Piano Academy Lake Como under Alicia de Larrocha, Dimitri Bashkirow, Andreas Staier, and Leon Fleisher.[1][5]

She followed Fleisher to the Peabody Institute of the Johns Hopkins University, in Baltimore, Maryland, for a year.[1][5] In 2000 she won the international competition, Senigallia, and in 2001 the Juventus Award.[2]

In 2003 she moved to Paris, where she began to deliver historically informed period performances on the fortepiano.[1][6]

Her first CD, Chaconne, was named the best CD of 2005 by Arte.[5]

Since September 2009 she has been teaching at the Royal College of Music in London.[5][7][8]


Her current repertoire varies from Johann Sebastian Bach, Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach, and Luciano Berio to contemporary composers.


  • 2005: Chaconne (Pieces from Ferruccio Busoni, Rudolf Lutz, and Johann Sebastian Bach), with Amandine Beyer (violin)
  • 2008: Sonatas from Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach for violin and piano
  • 2008: Fantasies from Robert Schumann
  • 2009: Nun Komm der Heiden Heiland – Preludes, fugues und chorals from Bach
  • 2010: Chopin Sonate2/Préludes
  • 2010: Mozart Concerto No. 9 Jeune Homme et Concertos No's 12 & 14 – Edna Stern & Orchestre d'Auvergne – Highly Acclaimed Performance BBC Radio CD Review


  1. ^ a b c d e f g h [1], Allmusic
  2. ^ a b c [2], The Salgon Times
  3. ^ Deux compositeurs oubliés de Terezin, Akadem
  4. ^ Sanderson, Blair. "Biography: Edna Stern". Allmusic. Retrieved 16 July 2010. 
  5. ^ a b c d [3], Czechcentres
  6. ^ [4], Thesaigontimes
  7. ^ [5], France Musique
  8. ^ [6], Geozik

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